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Missing since Jan 2022, local LeT militant killed in Shopian encounter: Police

SHOPIAN: A local militant of the Laskar-i-Toiba (LeT) outfit was killed in an encounter with security forces in Turkwagam of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.

Police further said that the operation was over with the local LeT militant. The slain militant has been identified as Muneeb Ahmad Shiekh resident of Tak Mohalla, Shopian. He was missing since January this year, the officer added.

The operation was halted last night due to darkness and was resumed today with the first day of light. On Thrusday evening a joint team of Police, the army’s 44 RR and CRPF had launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

As the joint team of forces were moving towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight.(GNS)


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